One of our favorite human beings turns 80 this week. To celebrate, Robert asks Oliver Sacks to look back on his career, and explain how thousands of worms and a motorbike accident led to a brilliant writing career.
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From the archives: a visit with Oliver Sacks and the elements he’s known and loved.
When Dr. Sacks announced a few months ago that he had terminal cancer and wouldn’t do any more interviews, we asked him if he’d talk with us one last time. This is that conversation.
The Decemberists perform Hazards Of Love in its entirety:
"Fans of the beloved Portland, Ore., rock group The Decemberists already know the band for its outsized ambition. Frontman Colin Meloy’s blend of sweeping melodies and hyperliterate, deliberately anachronistic references won the group major indie-pop laurels — and, as of its last album, the attention of a major label. But The Decemberists’ newest project promises new heights of bombast: Its new record, The Hazards of Love, is a sprawling 17-part narrative song-cycle."